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Archaeologists and the Dead – Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Howard Williams and Melanie Giles


This volume addresses the relationship between archaeologists and the dead, through the many dimensions of their relationships: in the field (through practical and legal issues), in the lab (through their analysis and interpretation), and in their written, visual and exhibitionary practice--disseminated to a variety of academic and public audiences. Written from a variety of perspectives, its authors address the experience, effect, ethical considerations, and cultural politics of working with mortuary archaeology. Whilst some papers reflect institutional or organizational approaches, others a ... More

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753537
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198753537.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Williams, editor

Melanie Giles, editor

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Part 1 Investigating the Dead

Part 2 Displaying the Dead

Part 3 Public Mortuary Archaeology

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